Freshman at Mississippi State (2012-13)
Fall - Finished fall play with a team best .764 winning percentage in singles (13-4)... Rebounded from a first round loss in Division I singles at the Southern Intercollegiates to win his consolation bracket, including defeating SEC foe Michael Retta of Vanderbilt, 6-2, 6-0... Defeated three opponents to advance out of pre-qualifying bracket and into qualifying play at the ITA All-American Champonships... Made a spectacular run to the championship match of the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships, including defeating 11th-ranked Andreas Mies of Auburn 6-4, 7-5, and 58th-ranked Chris Simpson of LSU 6-4, 6-2... Fell short of the title by falling to No. 5 nationally-ranked Nik Scholtz of Ole Miss in the final match 5-7, 4-6... Defeated SEC foe Ryan Lipman of Vanderbilt 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(2) in the first round of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships... Pulled a major upset by defeating No. 5 Nik Scholtz 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the Round of 16 at the National Indoors in Flushing, N.Y., to advance to quarterfinal play.
Spring - Ranked 6th in the nation in the ITA Rankings... Named an All-American for 2013 after earning the No. 6 national seed in the 2013 NCAA Individual Championships... Is currently 15-6 in dual match play in singles... Started the season at the No. 2 position, earning a 6-4, 6-1 win against Texas Tech's Gabriel Dias... Moved to the No. 1 position in the second match of the year as has gone 3-0 since, the first freshman to do so in the Per Nilsson era... Defeated No. 74 Andreas Mies, Auburn's top senior in a thrilling 7-5, 7-6(6) victory that clinched a 4-3 MSU win that sent the Bulldogs to the ITA National Team Indoors for the first time since 1999... Took down No. 33 Nik Scholtz of Ole Miss 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the River Hills Cup to earn his second-straight career win against the Rebel sophomore... Defeated 98th-ranked Ben Davis of Middle Tennessee to clinch the Bulldogs victory against the No. 47 Blue Raiders... Earned his ssecond victory of the season against Auburn senior Andreas Mies with a 6-3, 6-4 victory against the No. 107 player in the nation... Won his fourth consecutive match with a 6-1, 6-4 win against Alabama's Daniil Proskura, also moving the freshman to 2-0 to open SEC play... Defeated Arkansas' Gregoire Lehmannin straight sets 6-3, 6-2 in Fayetteville... For the second time this spring, defeated 8th-ranked Nik Scholtz of Ole Miss, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-4... Defeated South Carolina' Tsvetan Mihov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to clinch a 4-2 victory for MSU against the No. 20 Gamecocks... Earned his fourth-straight victory with a win against Florida's Stephane Piro in straight sets... Paired with teammate Pedro Dumont, finished 7-6 in dual match play... Earned his first dual match doubles victory in an 8-5 win against Leif Berger and Philipp Seifert of Rice... Defeated Auburn's Lukas Ollert and Joseph Van Dooren 8-3 in the championship match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend... Clinched the doubles point for MSU by defeating Ole Miss' Johan Backstrom and Stefan Lindmark 8-6 in the 16th annual River Hills Cup... Took down Texas A&M's duo of Jeremy Efferding and Jordan Szabo 8-4 to clinch the doubles point for the Bulldogs at the ITA National Indoors in Seattle, Wash... Defeated Ole Miss' Johan Backstrom and Stefan Lindmark in the final match of the 2013 ITA National Team Indoor Championship... Won their sixth consecutive match with an 8-6 victory against Samford's Fares Kilani and Alex Sajonz, tying the best start by an MSU doubles team since 2006, when Antonio Lastre and Daniel Sanchez started 6-0 as well... Took down the Arkansas tandem of Hall Fess and Santiago Munoz 8-6 in Fayetteville... Teamed up with junior Zach White late in the season, finishing with a 3-4 record, defeating South Carolina's No. 55 team of Kyle Koch and Harry Menzies and Florida's Mike Alford and Luke Johnson (clinched doubles point against UF)... Clinched the doubles point in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Championship in Starkville, Miss., with an 8-4 win against Austin Peay's John Storie and Aleksas Tverijonas... Awarded the honor of 2013 ITA National Rookie of the Year... Named the 2013 ITA Southern Region Rookie of the Year... Named the 2013 SEC Freshman of the Year... Also collected 2013 All-SEC First Team and All-SEC Freshman Team honors.
Background One of the top junior tennis players from Belgium, ranked 30th in the country... Represented his home country in the junior Davis Cup... Ranked Top-100 in the junior ITF rankings... Reached the finals of the U-12 national championships.
Personal Romain Bogaerts hails from Huppaye, Belgium... Played hockey competitively until the age of 14... Enjoys playing basketball and soccer in his free time